Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In the News: Girltopia event planned, School Committee reviews science program

"Sam Ward, a senior from Girl Scout Troop 80637, is organizing a Journey program called "Girltopia"at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond St., Franklin on Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-8 p.m. 
With this journey, the scouts are creating their vision of a perfect world for girls. They have identified that all girls have the right to an education, equal pay, fair treatment, and to become who they aspire to be. 
The scouts are hosting an evening featuring women who have all different "paths" in life, whether they are a stay at home mom, business woman, doctor, teacher, etc. Girls of middle school and high school age are invited to come talk to and interview these adults about their choices for their path through life. 
This event is meant to inspire young girls to be who they dream to be, and show them the different paths people can take in life."

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"The school district is looking to implement a new science curriculum emphasizing on hands-on and practical learning in the coming years. 
The School Committee heard a presentation on the topic, two years in the making, at its meeting Tuesday night. Officials said the curriculum's focus on immersion and application is a step forward from traditional theory and memorization."

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